Ask Gilad: Staying Committed
Question: I started the year great. I was motivated and eager to achieve my goals. Now I am having a hard time staying committed since I do not see the results I was hoping for. Any suggestions to get me back on track?
The number one thing I see is that people are setting unrealistic goals. Not reaching your goal is one of the most demotivating factors that can cause commitment issues.
Try this: Set one small goal that you can achieve, then do that again. Achieving a goal small or large is evenly satisfying and gets you motivated to keep going.
Selecting activities you enjoy is also important for motivation.